We had the 60th Wedding anniversary this weekend just gone, and surprise, surprise I did not get the present finished. However, I am still working on it everyday so hopefully it will get there before too long. It was a lovely day and a lovely meal, but unfortunately I did not take any pictures :(
I am now full of man flu (more annoying than a cold and comes with sore muscles), which is really lovely when I want to use the last of the light evenings to sort the allotment beds out and get the last of the crops out of the ground.
Here is the first of the Christmas cards I have made this week, trying iris folding for the first time. I used three different patterned papers - two from the Papermania First Noel paper pack and one from a free paper pack 'Merry Berry' by Jennifer Ellory - and used a basic square layout. The ribbon is also papermania and the bauble image is from All Dressed Up and coloured with promarkers. To finish I added three papermania buttons to the top corner.
This is being entered into the following challenges:
Modsquad Holiday challenge
Suzy Bee #48 Use some red twist
Crafty Ribbons #103 Ribbons and Buttons
Jingle Belles We Three Kings challenge (three patterned papers)
and obviously the ADU challenge #16 Favourite Colours (Festive Red and Green).
Finally for the Audio book review - This time it was Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie. This is written from the point of view of a rather prim nurse who is asked to help out at an archaeological dig accommodation as the wife of the boss is 'nervy'. The first few discs take you through the meeting of each of the main characters in the story before the murder is committed. Poirot is then called in to investigate the matter as he is rather conveniently in that area of the world. There are a lot of different angles to this story, typical of Agatha Christie, which keep you guessing right to the very end. You think you may have the culprit and then something insinuates that they cannot really have done it. Poirot also expertly uncovers another criminal among their group. It is only after a second murder that Poirot realises what has happened, after thinking over a clue left by the second victim. As usual this is a very interesting story and very good to listen to on long journeys.